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A Reverse-Engineering Environment Framework

April 1998 Technical Report
Scott R. Tilley (Florida Institute of Technoloy)

This 1998 report describes a framework for reverse-engineering environments used to aid program understanding.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-98-TR-005

Abstract

This report describes a framework for reverse-engineering environments used to aid program understanding. The framework is based on a descriptive model that categorizes important support mechanism features based on a hierarchy of attributes. The attributes include cognitive model support, reverse-engineering tasks, canonical activities that are characteristic of the reverse-engineering process, quality attributes supported by the reverse-engineering environment, and miscellaneous characteristics.